Relativity Media has acquired the film rights to author Michael Drosnin’s Bible Code book series, which includes New York Times best-sellers “The Bible Code,” “Bible Code II: The Countdown,” and “Bible Code III: Saving the World.”

The series is based on a 3000 year-old code in the Bible found by a top Israeli scientist and confirmed by a senior code breaker at the US National Security Agency. It reveals momentous historical events, and predicts the future. The code has successfully predicted world events such as the election of President Barack Obama, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The studio will develop the series of books into a tentpole movie to be released in 2012. Read the full press release after the jump.

Here is the official plot synopsis from The Bible Code:

As God dictated the first five books of the Old Testament, He enclosed prophecies in a skip code–that is, every fifth letter in a sentence forms a word. The trouble is, the Code is so divinely complex, you need a computer to find it. Now that we have those, and author Michael Drosnin, you too can read God’s secret messages in The Bible Code. Drosnin was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who turned into the Jeanne Dixon of the Middle East after “predicting” Rabin’s assassination a year before it happened. Since then, with the help of mathematicians, he’s been finding the bleak Future all over the Torah: an earthquake in L.A. (2010), a meteor hitting the Earth (2006, 2010, 2012, or all of these), and, of course, nuclear Armageddon (2000 or 2006). But don’t write 2006 off yet, because the book says that the Code doesn’t predict the Future, it merely reveals one possible future. Hmm. The Bible Code is this generation’s The Late, Great Planet Earth. For those in the market, it delivers.

The original book is available in paperback from Amazon for under $11. Here is the press release:

Relativity Buys Best-Selling ‘Bible Code’ Series

Announcement timed to release of latest installment with fast track on production

(Beverly Hills, CA) November 4, 2010 – Relativity Media announced today that it has purchased film rights to best-selling author Michael Drosnin’s “Bible Code” series, including “The Bible Code,” “Bible Code II: The Countdown,” both top New York Times best-sellers, and the newest in the series, “Bible Code III: Saving the World,” which warns of the real Armageddon, but also tells how we can prevent it.

The series is based on a 3000 year-old code in the Bible found by a top Israeli scientist and confirmed by a senior code breaker at the US National Security Agency. It reveals momentous historical events, and predicts the future. The code has successfully predicted world events such as the election of President Barack Obama, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The studio will develop the series of books into a tentpole film to be released in 2012.

Drosnin, a former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, asserts that the code is real and continues to be accurate. He is also a three-time New York Times best-selling author. His Bible Code series is a global phenomenon, and his predictions draw interest from both believers and non-believers alike. Some read his books as novels, while others see his findings as worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize.

“The Bible Code series has been one of my favorites since the first installment was published,” said Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity. “As a science junkie, realizing that the statistical probability that the code could be accurate is nearly impossible makes this an incredible story that must be told.”

“I think Ryan is the best producer in Hollywood to make this movie,” said the author Drosnin. “He understands it’s a great adventure, with the ultimate cosmic twist.”

ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC

Relativity Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing first class, studio-quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Relativity owns and operates Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of films from new and cutting edge filmmakers. Building upon its foundation of financing and producing films, Relativity has grown to include music, sports and television divisions and the next-generation social network iamrogue.com. Relativity also owns and operates RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, which has become one of the leading suppliers of reality television with more than 20 shows in episodic or pilot. RelativityREAL is run by Tom Forman; his past successes include Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Kid Nation. This year, Relativity acquired the marketing and distribution operations of Overture Films and reached a first of its kind TV pay deal with Netflix.

To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 studio-quality motion pictures through 2014. Released films have accumulated more than $14.0 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Relativity’s recent films include Despicable Me, Salt, Dear John, Brothers, The Wolfman, It’s Complicated, Zombieland, Couples Retreat, The Bounty Hunter, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood, Grown Ups, and, most recently, Nanny McPhee Returns and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include The Fighter, Skyline, James Cameron’s Sanctum in 3D and Wes Craven’s My Soul To Take in 3D. Thirty-two of the company’s films have opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 43 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Fifty-one of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

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